MEXICO, OCTOBER 27, 2016 – When Isaias G. Asbun, Front of House Engineer and Director at Pyramid Sound, was in charge of the sound for Grammy-Award® nominated Mexican singer Ana Gabriel’s tour titled “Por Ti,” he packed up his brand new DPA Microphones’ d:vote™ 4099 Rock Touring Kit to capture the band’s explosive sound.
“This was my first time using DPA microphones and I was blown away by the quality,” says Asbun. “I have always chosen my microphones very carefully, and when I tested the DPA mics I knew I was set. During the sound check, I noticed that I had clear sounding mix with no extra steps needed. I had no problems during the tour thanks to my DPAs. I am hooked on these microphones.”
Currently, Asbun has a DPA d:vote™ 4099 Rock Touring Kitcomplete with ten d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones and a few d:dicate™ 2011C Cardioid Microphones. “I invested in DPA mics to get a better sound than what I had,” adds Asbun. “Ana Gabriel’s sound fluctuates, as she covers three different genres of music: Spanish rock, Latin pop and Ranchera. The DPAs transmit the natural sound of the instrument and, with a good miking technique, I am able to get the desired sound with virtually no EQ.”
For drums, Asbun utilized DPA’s d:vote™ 4099 on the toms, hi-hat and snare. He also used the d:vote™ 4099s on the saxophone, clarinet, trumpet and percussions, including bongos, congas, timbal, toys and curtain. According to Asbun, “with the d:vote™ 4099s, the instruments all sound so clean and crisp. I also used the d:dicate™ 2011Cs on the kick drum and as overhead mics. The final sound was top-notch and the two types of microphones working together provided the audience with a well-rounded experience.”
DPA’s d:vote™ 4099 Rock Touring Kit offers a wide selection of condenser microphones and accessories selected for typical use on the road. The d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphone series allows its user to achieve the purest reproduction of an instrument. The d:vote™ 4099s are discreet and elegant, yet able to withstand the rigors of touring. The d:dicate™ 2011C is acclaimed for its close-miking excellence and hi-SPL handling. Optimized for onstage use, it exhibits a previously unheard of blend of clarity, richness and dynamic range.
“When traveling on tour I need to have microphones I can rely on,” adds Asbun. “With my DPA mics, I am able to capture the sound I need and feel fully confident that I can bring them on the road with me. I am excited to recommend DPA mics to friends, colleagues and to every lover of good audio in the industry. I cannot wait to use them on my future projects with other artists, including Diego Torres and Ricardo Arjona.”
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